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Poster: gmcgill Date: Apr 22, 2006 7:37am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: HELP!!! transferring archive music to ipod

Hmmm, I'm not sure what the problem is, but I know it is NOT the IPOD. I have many shows I've downloaded from here in VBR MP3 format. I simply added to my itunes library, and synced to the IPOD. I'm listening to such shows on my IPOD even as I type. There must be something you're doing wrong, but I can't figure it out from what you've said.

Question: Have you added the songs to your itunes library? Do they show up there? Can you play the song on your computer from the itunes library itself (i.e., before worrying about transferring to IPOD, I'd like to make sure they are even on your computer itself).

In ITUNES, when you right click on a song and go to INFO, what does the link say about the song (should give you the harddrive location, name of the file, and type of file (i.e., mp3).

I'm afraid you are downloading the M3U files which are just the streaming files. They play in itunes but are NOT mp3 files that can be transferred. And of course, the standard disclaimer...if you're trying to download GD soundboards, you can't....all you can do is stream to your computer and listen...can't easily get that to your IPOD itself.

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Poster: gmcgill Date: Apr 22, 2006 8:17am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: HELP!!! transferring archive music to ipod

Let's try a test:

1. go to following audience GD show:

http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=13994

2. Go to second song (Jack Straw). Under the VBR MP3 (far right) column, right click on the song file and "save link as" to your harddrive.

3. Go into ITUNES, select dropdown menu FILE, then "add file to library"

4. You should now have this version of "Jack Straw" in your itunes library. Within the itunes library, right click on the song, then select "get info", then select the "summary" tab. At the very bottom you should see where. If you saved the song in, for example, C:\My Music, then you should see in itunes that the where is: "C:\My Music\songname.mp3" MAKE SURE IT IS MP3 (NOT M3U - this is not a file, just a streaming location).

5. If in fact the song is saved in your library as an MP3, you should have no problem adding it to your ipod when you sync to the ipod. You don't have to convert the file to AAC, or lossless, etc. You simply add to itunes library and it's ready to sync. Again, my suspicion is that you are downloading the "streaming" m3u connection to the VBR MP3 files rather than the VBR MP3 files themselves.

6. If you find that this works, you'll note that you don't have to download each and every file separately. Instead, many shows have a zip file containing all the VBR mp3 files. And even if no zip file, you can always use something like "DownthemAll" (a plugin for Firefox), set the filter to "vbr.mp3" and automatically download all the vbr.mp3 files on any show page without having to click on each one.

7. Another thought...if you are downloading the zip files with the vbr mp3 files, then adding the zip file to your itunes library (i don't even know if this is possible), but if it lets you do this, then it certainly would NOT transfer the zip file to your ipod. If this is the issue, make sure you unzip the zip file so that you have the mp3 files extracted on your hard drive, then add those files (or the entire folder where they are stored) to your itunes library.

NOTE: (just added), When I open a streaming set of files within itunes, and then check the "location" of the file that is playing in itunes, I see the following: http://www.archive.org/download/gd95-07-08.BK401s.4362.sbeok.shnf/gd95-07-08d1t01_vbr.mp3

That is, it shows this streaming file as an MP3 file, but note that it's location is on www.archive.org. This is not a file that can be converted to anything or transferred to your ipod. I'm even more convinced that this is the mistake you are making.

This post was modified by gmcgill on 2006-04-22 15:07:45

This post was modified by gmcgill on 2006-04-22 15:17:28

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Poster: Kimbajed Date: Apr 22, 2006 2:35pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: HELP!!! transferring archive music to ipod

Right now I'm listening to a show from 81 that I attended in Colo. - ON MY IPOD!!! Thank you so much (especially gmcgill) for hanging with a tech neophyte like me. I live in a small-med. sized desert town in So. Cal. The only other deadhead I know of was not born yet when I saw my first Dead show in 76. This means so much to me,

Thanks again,

KJ

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Poster: gmcgill Date: Apr 22, 2006 8:50pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: HELP!!! transferring archive music to ipod

All's well that ends well. I found this site when searching for my first GD show (actually it was my first rock concert ever): December 26, 1969, Dallas, TX. Don't stop with the GD however. You'll find lots of great music here. I have become particulary fond of String Cheese Incident....and you'll enjoy all the Phil Lesh & Friends shows....

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Poster: Kimbajed Date: Apr 23, 2006 12:11am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: HELP!!! transferring archive music to ipod

Yes - I will venture out. I'm a moderate core deadhead really. For the past 30 years I've been a devoted fan but I do occasionally burn myself out (I'm sure with the help of this site it'll happen on and off)and listen to other music I enjoy for awhile...but I always come back. On the GD topic, I'm reading that the shows on this site are moving at some point, maybe free, may be not. Any news on when this might happen?

KJ

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Apr 23, 2006 1:30am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: HELP!!! transferring archive music to ipod

I'm reading that the shows on this site are moving at some point, maybe free, may be not. Any news on when this might happen?

Oh, it's just that the current LMA collection material is being physicially moved *within the Internet Archive* from an older filing system to a newer one, http://www.archive.org/web/petabox.php

AFAIK Everything else (other audio, movies etc) is in the new system and this is the last chunk to be transitioned. The change is slated for the end of May. It will be a bit different in some respects, for instance in the system for people to upload. But, no change in cost (=0) to patrons.

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2006-04-23 08:30:09

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Poster: Kimbajed Date: Apr 23, 2006 1:46am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: HELP!!! transferring archive music to ipod

Thank you - pictures are impressive!

KJ

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Poster: WPpapajoe Date: Aug 23, 2006 11:52am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: HELP!!! transferring archive music to ipod

Also check out: Fat Maw Rooney, Drive By Truckers

From a fellow Deadhead, and current Widespread Panic freak.

C ya,
Papa Joe

PS my first Dead show was Alpine Valley, East Troy WI in 1984. First Panic show was 12/1/1996 in Milwaukee, the Modjeska.

Also: check out www.panicstream.com/

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Poster: Kimbajed Date: Apr 22, 2006 8:39am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: HELP!!! transferring archive music to ipod

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SPENDING THE TIME TO HELP ME! I'm doing the test now - results soon.

KJ

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Poster: kurt9904 Date: Apr 9, 2009 7:25pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: HELP!!! transferring archive music to ipod

hwllo where do i begin to get the software to download archives to my computer or i pod please

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Poster: kurt9904 Date: Apr 9, 2009 7:26pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: HELP!!! transferring archive music to ipod

hllo where do i begin to get the software to download archives to my computer or i pod please